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to the split. virginia commuters, good morning to you as you head 66 from route 50 the the beltway. a-okay. no incidents or accidents to report. and same on 95 and 395. all lanes are open, as well. be extra careful out there and heading to work this morning. back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, this morning big changes await commuters who travel to the pentagon metro station. the defense department is making security improvements after a gunman opened fire at the pentagon check point last march. kristin fisher has more on how the changes will affect commuters. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. the changes are going to take some getting used to, but the good news is that it shouldn't add too much time to your typical morning or evening chew. now, these changes are in response to what happened here last march when john patrick bedell opened fire on two guards at a security check.to the pentagon. ever since, the department of defense officials wanted to move the check point farther away from the entrance to the building. finally this morning they are starting the process of just th
inches to 5 inches of rain in virginia. we have more on that in a little bit. >>> a mystery in maryland tonight. police are trying to figure out why someone slashed the tires of more than 30 vehicles. many of them were the same make and the same color. this happened near the golden mile in frederick. that is where jake joins us. >> i am actually standing by one of the 31 vehicles a that was vandalized. as you can see, the front right tire was slashed. we will now go back to the backside of the vehicle. this is one of the reasons why there are so many are outraged at the austell city -- at the audacity of this. most vehicles were work vehicles. in many cases, they got two tires. >> summit in with their radar and when they did it, especially when you hit 31 vehicles. >> they tried to ruin my whole day, to be honest with you. >> they cannot believe that someone would have the gall to mess not only with their tires, but with also their livelihood. >> i unfortunately, you are looking at a day off work. >> late saturday night and into early sunday morning, someone slashed the tires on 31 neig
degrees. in virginia, about 44% of adults have college deees. this study did not break out separate numbers, though, for the district. the number of college degrees would need to grow by a quarr million each year to beat 60% of the u.s. adult population having degrees by 2025. >>> and education continues this morning on the "today" show with matt lauer. the exclusive live interview begins here on nbc 4. >>> it's raining out there, tom. much needed rain. >> welcomed rain has been coming through from time to time. we have mott radrain in prince george's. elsewhere, some passing light to moderate showers moving across virginia, west virginia, district of columbia on this monday morning. right now temperatures are cool. wet pavement all the way around. low 60s now. and lighter view showing this continuing to surge from the south. this is going to be with us from time to time throughout the rest of the day today. could get storms this afternoon. some could produce damaging winds. we'll keep you posted about the potential this afternoon and tonight. and this shower and storm activity shou
showers moving south to north across easternest virginia, virginia, maryland, the district of columbia. the heaviest rains where you see the areas of yellow on t eastern shore and north and east of washington, etern howard county getting the heaviest showers. elsewhee, scattered lig showers around the region. right now low to mid-60s parts of west virginia. and on the etern shore, low 70s. northern neck, near 70. more rain on the way. more showers coming south. conveyor belt moisture off the gulf of mechanics will bring in showers and perhaps song storms late this afternoon, overnight into tomorrow morning. individual storms could produce damaging winds tonight, into tomorrow morning. highs around 70. tomorrow we should make it to near 80. might get another passing shower on thursday. how is the monday commute? >> already getting quite busy volumewise. through green belt, that's a you have to worry about. inner loop and outer loop incident free. b.w. parkway, police on the scene dealing with those. interstate 66, lanes are open. a little activity to the far right side as you pass 123 s
. this is what we need. this is what we've been waiting for. some locations like was virginia have been in the worst drought and we expect 3.5 inches over the next 36 hours. the rain is moving from the southwest to northeast. the light green is persistent rain. that is around the beltway and around the interstate 81 corridor. in prince george's county is very have downpours, the yellow and red. down towards upper marlboro, of to the north and east. this is fantastic. this is what we want to see. more showers down to the south getting ready to push to the north. we are in the 60's on the way to the mid to upper 70's becoming muggy. late-day storms could become severe. >>> accident on the of the beltway. after connecticut avenue, all the way to rockville pike. great picture of the beltway at new hampshire. wet roads with light volume. no problems to or from the american legion bridge. let's look at traffic in virginia. the rain is going to affect your commute this morning. it will take you longer to get there. >> thank you. >>> we began with breaking news from landover. police are searchi
a colesville and finally in virginia good news to wrap this up. no accidents reported on 95, 395, 66 is slow between 50 and 123. it is 6:01. andrea, back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. supreme court justice elena kagan meets with her colleagues for the first time. the nine justices will decide which cases to take up in their new term. it begins on monday. >>> new ramps are open at the telegraph road interchange. watch for the signs to guide you. the ramps are opening two months ahead of schedule. >>> and nearly four years after they were approved by voters, maryland's first slot parlor opens in perryville off of 95 in cecil county. the parlor is opening this morning at 8:00. three days ahead of schedule. >>> also this morning, new security measures are put in to place at a busy metro station and it could affect your morning commute. you will see the changes today at the pentagon metro station on the blue and yellow line. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> good morning, kristin. >> good morning. these changes are going to
, all over north carolina. on and off rain today, same with virginia. and now that the rain is starting to move northward, maryland, delaware, sunday new jersey. up and down the earn seaboard our system will be a two-day event and don't count on a lot of sunshine. the rest of the country looks pretty nice. temperatures are chilly this morning in chicago up through the northern plains. here's your forecast today. a beautiful fall crisp day from st. louis to kansas city. look at dallas, warm at 76. denver. a lot of rain, even some thorns and alorm with it possible airm airport delays. that's a look at your monday forecast. in washington, d.c. some rain this morning and that will continue through the day. as the warm front kicks north ward we may throw in a thunderstorm or two. areas in the south, same for you in atlanta. as i mentioned there's some gorgeous weather in the country from dallas to denver. we'll take a look at that tuesday forecast. and for the east coast, veron a veronica, it doesn't get a lot better. >> don't forget your umbrella. >>> so how is wall street going to do this
in virginia, georgia, florida, texas, indiana, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina, california or arizona. those states accounted for nearly 28,000 guns connected to crimes in other states. the report was conducted by the mayors against illegal guns. the group is an association of 500 mayors led by new york's michael bloomberg and boston's thomas ma nino. >>> a woman is struck by a hit and run driver in silver spring. police say they don't know if the woman was walking along the road or trying to cross carroll avenue. police say the driver hit the woman on the right side of the car, breaking off the side mirror. residents say in this densely populated area near an elementary school, drivers go well over the 25-mile an hour speed limit. >> very dangerous corner. hard not to hit anyone. >> they hope the broken side mirror will lead them to the make and model of the the car. >>> rhee appeared on "meet the press" on sunday and gave her first comments since meeting in private with vincent gray. >> public schools are dramatically better. >> the important thing to realize is education reform can
they are morning as part of education nation. among the topics, the state of d.c.'s schools. today, virginia transportation officials are hoping two new ramps will be a welcome change for commuters who use the wilson bridge. >>> and this morning, redskins' coaches will be studying just went wrong in st. louis after a loss to the rams. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara rrison. it's monday, september 27th, 2010. and we begin this morng with the much-needed rain and the possibility of some storms later today. tom kierein is here now with the forecast. tom? >> yeah. came in yesterday. we've had some occasional showers since then. and this morning, we did get a bit of a respite in the last hour or so, but now more rain is beginning to return. as we look a the radar in the last three hours, one wave of rain came early this morning in pennsylvania, but here comes another wave moving in. there's one are of very heavy rain crossing into central montgomery county heading to the north rapidly and continuing to move awa you see the
in west virginia and parts of the shenandoah valley. rain off and on throughout the day to day, moving south to north. high temperatures today should be in the mid 70's for most of us. we are in the mid 60's right now. upper 50's farther out west. southeast wind at 10-20. becoming gusty tonight's. if tomorrow morning rain translates to afternoon sunshine. not to lisa baden. >>> out of crofton its been a long morning on the ramp from route 3 heading onto stifter west, there is deep water at the end of the ramp. if there's a wreck betwnear 197. greenbelt road, that exit ramp to the military base is closed. virginia has a wreck north on 95 before the occoquan river near the 123 it-woodbridge exit, the right lane is closed. -- 12>>> police found a victimt before midnight in the 3400 block of dot are quoted in landover. the man had been shot and was discovered in the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. police are searching for the gunman. >>> police hope evidence left behind will lead them to hit and run driver. a young woman suffered a critical injury after being hit by a car sa
will be in the mid 70's for most of us. low 70's al west. maybe upper 50's in parts of west virginia and western maryland. thunderstorms are possible along and east of 95. we are looking at a chance of severe and the storms later today. light rain early tomorrow, then clearing, a temperatures near 80 tomorrow. >>> plenty busy this morning. we will blame the rain for that. i'm going to jump to a couple of maps. let's begin in maryland, because a lot of people are complaining on southbound 3 to 50 west with the water. and there's a crash after connecticut avenue but before rockville pike, a traffic getting guide to the right. in virginia there's traffic growing. 95 and 66. this is springfield on 95. >>> 62 degrees. feeling lucky? we will tell you where you can go as soon as today to hit the slot machines. >> will you remain chancellor of d.c. schools? >> what michelle rhee says about her future with d.c. schools. >>> and atlanta bishop says he will go down fightin >>> investigators are searching for suspects in a deadly shooting in landover that happened around midnight in the 3400 block of --. th
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that happened about 20 minutes ago with a tractor-trailer. that is the worst that you will see in virginia. 66 is seeing no delays. no problems on the beltway at all. all throughout maryland and virginia, it is clear. we are taking a look at the beltway at two a one. -- at 201. usually, there are all kinds of delays through these stretches, but for some reason, we are not seeing any delays on the beltway in any of these areas. maryland is looking good. >> coming up, a new medical discovery that could help millions of people who suffer from migraines. >> a teenager handcuffed in his home by an off-duty police officer. why the officer is in trouble with all. >> can the government have access to facebook and your e- mail account? access to facebook and your e- mail account? >> a california police officer finds himself on the other side of the lot tonight. >> officials are looking into whether he abused his authority when he handcuffed a boy that was in a sexual relationship with his stepdaughter. >> a uniformed police officer, a 15-year-old in handcuffs. there is much more to the scene. the offic
#. winchester, virginia is at 59. your forecast for today looks like this. cooler, cloudy, rain. it could be heavy at times. -- ocean city is at 72 degrees. our average high is 75 degrees. we are right about where with should be. we'll feel cooler after the 90- plus days. >> let's check in with julie wright. >> gurvir said she had been gone for two weeks. i didn't get a card or e-mail. >> when you are on vacation, you are on vacation. >> i did not have access to wireless internet and my cell phone didn't work in a lot of spots. >> so, in other words, you just stayed at home. >> that's true. >> welcome back. on the roads this morning, wet pavement is what we're waking up to just about everywhere around our viewing area. if you are traveling southbound, you will find lanes are open out of rockville with no incidents to report but definitely below speed early this morning south of 8 headed out towards the lane divide. we do have the typical slowdown approaching and passing 109. accident activity at 197 second lane from the left. live shot of 66. the gang is all here. wear bunched up as you m
credibility to decisions being made. >> there is a change in traffic patterns for drivers in northern virginia. two new exit ramps are open as part of the wilson bridge product. officials tell us eventually they should make the commute a lot easier. news 4's megan mcgrath reports on how the change went over this morning. >> reporter: some changes for folks who drive to alexandra. two no raew ramps are open. there are growing pains as a result of th new traffic configuration. we saw congestion this morning as people get used to the new traffic pattern. the first ramp will connect motorists on e interloop with telegraph road in the northbound direction. the second ramp provides direct access from the outer loop of the beltway to eisenhower avenue and will allow driverso go northbound on telegraph road. this is going to cut down on weaving and the merging that's been part of the old trafc configuration. traportation officials say it's going to be safer as a result and, of course, the hope is that it will eventually reduce congestion en everybody gets used to the new pattern. also, the temporary d
. >>> there has been a shark attack in virginia beach. a local teenager nearly lost his leg. the boy was surfing when the shark took two bites out of his leg. >>> slot machines are coming to maryland a few days earlier than expected. the hollywood canada is even osceola opening this morning. the state's first slots casino just received approval from maryland's lottery commission to open early. the casino is set to open at 8:00 this morning. >>> the burgundy and gold headed out for the road for the first time this season. probably wish they would have stayed home. game came down to the offense against the rams. the redskins got dragged all over the field at the beginning. the skins did come from behind to take the lead in the third. sad bradford able to rally his team. steven jackson did it on the ground. bradford did it in the air. he gets his first win as a pro. >> not really surprised by much. i think they had some big runs. he provided the big player ability that they was looking for. you guess he was hot. >> we've all talked to clinton and we talk all the time. i think the most important th
that with a guest from "the washington post." he also plans to meet with local families in richmond, virginia, and iowa, to talk about the economy, and do some more campaigning here at home and washington. on friday, a ceremony for justice elena kagan that the supreme court. speaking of the supreme court's newest justice, "usa today" reports that she first is -- faces the first supreme court test today. where with no law clerks are sectors present, to decide which cases to take up later how they should be resolved. and a first of the private sessions for the new term, which officially begins october 4, they will slip through thousands of appeals filed over the summer to decide which should be job -- granted hearings. the conference room is where all of the most and poor decisions of the most and poor decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else -- the most important decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else. many justices speak about how intimidating the first sessions can be. in hawaii justice anthony kennedy says the first confere
of a virginia high school football player are coming to grips with his sudden passing. 17-year-old forest peterson was killed in a crash along brook road in stafford, virginia. he was a senior and varsity football player at brook point high school. investigators say peterson swerved to avoid an oncoming traffic and crashed friday night. he died on saturday. >>> a corn silo comes tumbling down in northern pennsylvania, and it's all caught on tape. it happened saturday as farmers rushed to get dairy cows out of a barn in the silo's path. none of the farmers or the cows were hurt. the barn that housed the cows was destroyed. police say this is the second time a silo has crashed on this farm. >>> some amazing video from inside a delta air lines jet as it made an emergency landing this weekend in new york. you can hear the flight attend apartment making sure her passengers stay safe. >> stay down, stay down, stay down! >> the video shows sparks out of the window on the flight from atlanta. the lapping gear on the right side couldn't come down. all 60 people got off safely. >> no, i really thin
. >>> a shark attack in virginia beach. a local teenager nearly loses his leg. he was surfing with his friends friday when the shark took two bites of his left leg at the knee or ankle. it was a bull shark or a sand shark that attacked him, but no one knows for sure. >> the weather is not so bad today. just a few leftover puddles after some early morning rain. there is one righteous the studios. a lot of people out and about this afternoon before the next round of rain moves into the region. let's send it down to gwen tall bart live in the weather. tolbart in the weather center. >> we have some heavy rainfall moving in will across the area. we do need the rain, however. but with it looks like we could possibly see some storms. a quick look at the doppler radar for you. can you see we have rainfall to the east and west. eastern, western virginia. north central maryland seeing a little bit of activity coming through. it is only going to increase as we move into there tonight. 63 at national. we have 64 at dulles and 62 at baltimore. and for tonight, we are talking rain becoming steadier and heav
elections. >> the second congressional district in virginia is in the far southeast corner of the state. it takes in virginia beach, the largest city in virginia and parts of hampton and an area known as the eastern shore which is a couple of rural counties. it is primarily farming and touring -- farming and tourism areas. the dominant industries are the united states navy and tourism. the oceanfront, there's a vibrant tourism community with hotels. it is not as large as myrtle beach, but it is that type of community. the u.s. navy and related military enterprises is its largest business, i would say. this particular congressional race is of high interest to republicans and democrats. during his first campaign, the republicans tried to keep him in office and were not successful. since his election, he has been subject to a steady stream of bloggers and e-mail's aimed at reaching out to the media blasting all lost everything he does. because he is a freshman, legislative experts will tell you the best of times to unseat an incumbent is during the first term because they have not quite es
just to the west of frederick around hagerstown to morgantown west virginia,. winchester, berriville seeing heavy rain through western portions of louden county. as we widen out, more rain to the south around richmond. that rain will be making its way up to e d.c. area. also areas toward the east overnight tonight. that's where we could see some of the heaviest rain as we move through the night. a flash flood watch through the night tonight into tomorrow morning for all of the area just about. you see it highlighted. we'll see the chance for one to three inches of rain tonight into tomorrow morning. most of that will be localized. don't be surprised to see heavy rain in your area. 9:00 tonight, 11:00 tonight and more rain tomorrow morning around 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. it could be a rather wet rush hour. just make sure you take a large umbrella, the big golf umbrella as you make your way out the door tonight or tomorrow. more rain in the forecast. eel show you in the full forecast later on. >> see you then. thank you, doug. >>> it's not raining now but the severe weather affected dri
and richmond, virginia. >>> at the white house, the obama administration faces a big staff shake-up, the latest may involve the chief of staff. as bill plante reports, personnel changes are nothing new for any president. >> reporter: they are breaking up the old gang at the white house. it's that time again, about two years into any president's first term and the staff starts heading for the exits. >> two years, people start to leave. they burn themselves out, they work very hard and have jobs they can't refuse on the outside. >> reporter: the chief of staff rahm emanuel may leave as soon as next month to run for mayor of chicago. the big question, does the president look inside or outside to replace him. >> is he just drawing the wagons around him, or is he reaching out in which he's saying, hey, i think there are different ways to do it? >> reporter: defense secretary robert gates and national security adviser james jones are also expected to leave sometime next year. national economic council head larry summers going back to harvard. other members of the team peter orszag and christina romer
jersey, over the weekend. one died. she was from virginia. her friend said a fight broke out and a man was kicked out of the party but he returned and started shooting. the gunman is still on the loose. >>> the head of a georgia megachurch accused of inappropriate sexual conduct did not address the issue during sunday services. bishop eddie long is facing sexual relations with young boys. in church yesterday, while some wanted him to address the charges, he promised to fight. >> i want you to know one other thing, i feel like david against goliath. but i got five rocks, and i haven't thrown one yet. >> after service, we wanted him maybe to say he did not do the things that have been leveled against him, and that was not said. >> federal and state authorities are not investigating the bishop because george's age of con -- because georgia's age of consent is 16. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, 7:19, former air force officers making allegations of ufo's that shut down nuclear weapons. find out who is pushing for answers after the break. >>> redskins lose in st. louis yesterday.
will be pushing his economic message this week on it for this state campaign swing from virginia to mexico and beyond. president obama signs the small business jobs bill into law today, a move that helps democrats show they are focused on revving up a sputtering economy. >> we have to keep pushing growth to create the jobs and prepare the job the recession has done. >> campaign stops plant to help push democrats over the top in november. >> we will continue to focus on clean energy jobs and we will continue to focus on the economy. >> republicans believe the economy is issued number one. >> we have to do something to keep the economy moving. >> voters will be looking for a change. >> they know the way to change it is to change the congress. you don't get to make changes unless you get elected. >> president obama will be focusing on a group that got him elected, young voters. kate amara, and wbal-tv 11 news. >> with lawmakers so focus on the midterm elections, is there any work getting done in washington right now? >> they are trying. the senate majority leader has recalled all senators bac
states. california is one of those where the guns were sold. the others are georgia, florida, virginia, texas, indiana, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina and arizona. the report says criminals and gun traffickers may favor states with more relaxed gun laws. >>> politics now with congressional elections just 37 days away. the democrats brought out the big guns. bill clinton hit the trail. president obama follows tomorrow. and where they are campaigning speaks volumes about the party's difficulties right now. here is bradley. >> president barack obama played basketball on sunday with his two daughters sasha and malea. just about every other washington insider played politics. former president bill clinton barn -- barnstormed for other candidates where they could gain control of the house and the senate. >> their argument is we dug a $3 trillion hole in eight years and they didn't get us out in 21 months. >> republicans faulted the democrats for not pushing the tax cuts beyond the november election. >> it would be the most irresponsible thing i have seen since i have been in washington,
in crimes last year came from just ten states, georgia, florida, virginia, texas, indiana, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina, california, and arizona. >>> and not everyone was amused by last week's congressional testimony from comedian stephen colbert at a hearing on immigration reform. house majority leader steny hoyer called it inappropriate and a "imembarrassment to colbert." >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,860m, after climbing 197 points on friday. the s&p rose 23 points, and the nasdaq added 54. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose 131 points, while in hong kong the hang seng jumped 221. >>> with the dow on track for its best september since 1954, the big question is will this month's surge continue for a fourth straight week. the answer lies with which way the economic data swings. on deck, investors will get an update on consumer confidence and spending along with updated manufacturing reports and a fresh look at home prices. auto sales data for september is also due and s
waiting. dominion has 171 customers without power in northern virginia. we continue our team coverage in potomac in a community that's lost power with every storm. tracy wilkins tells us they are considering desperate measures. >> we have definitely seen worse weather than what we have had today, but for folks in river falls it doesn't seem to take much more than tis tonock out power. >> this year in particular has been very bad. there's always been power outages you wouldn't expect in this neighborhood. > reporter: now with light rain, no power again. but since so many of the homes of the community are on separate grids it's not a problem for everyone, just the same people over and over agai >> i have a 10-year-old afraid to be in the house when it rains by himself because he assume the power will go out. >> reporter: even with underground lines neighbors say the power outages persisted. now they have started a community listserv online. the main topic of discussion by more than two dozen families, where to get a good generator. some are considering purchasing them in bulk to cut dow
georgia, my father from southern virginia. they met in washington and married and had me. without the great migration, i would not be here. i have lived with all my life. i grew up with people from north carolina, south carolina, georgia, all around me. i was surrounded by the language, the food, the music, the ambitions of the people who migrated from the south. they argue about whose child would go to which school. it has been with me all this time. when it comes to the actual writing of a book, it probably writing of a book, it probably started after i got out and have been a reporter for "the new york times" talk to people. i was the chicago bureau chief for the "the new york times" i began to hear that there were similar migration experiences that people have. they talk about it as if they could not talk because they were going back to a family reunion in mississippi or a funeral. this is so much bigger than my experience in washington. it was a national outpouring of people. >> just give us a brief synopsis of what the book is about. >> the book is about the migration experi
to virginia. they met and married there and had me. i was surrounded by the language, the food, the music, the ambitions of the people who had minus greated from the south. a lot of competition about whouz child would go to which school, catholic school, the school across the park. after i had gotten out and been a reporter for the times and talking to people around the country. i would go to chicago and cleveland and detroit and i would begin to hear there where similar migration experiences people had. they would talk to you about well this weekend, i have to go back to mississippi for a family reunion. >> give us a brief idea of what the book is about? >> the book is about the defection of 6 million african-americans from the south to the north, mid-west to the west. from 1915-1970 when the south began truly to change. >> i went to a movie last weekend. they handed me this as i went in. i'll read it to you. everyday more migrants are coming no the cities to seek a better life for their children. >> i wrote this book thinking of any country. it's a movie about the last train home where
's the problem for democrats. the map is expanding. take a look. we are seeing connecticut and west virginia, two states that have been considered solid democratic state, now moving in the direction of republicans. if they can pick up either one of those they can offset washington or california. >> at least one poll i've seen has the republican ahead in west virginia right now. >> and the republicans put over a million dollars into that race beginning over the weekend. >> let's take a look quickly at the house. republicans need to get 39 seats overall in order to get control. >> yeah, and here's what's happening here. er are, this is the battleground. these are the toss-up races. they could go either way. this is shrinking and since we last spoke, george, seven fewer toss-up races all seven moved in the direction of the republicans, so what we're seeing this morning is a republican takeover of the is looking significantly more likely, in fact, they'd only have to win half of those toss-ups to get control of the house. >> jon karl, thanks very much. robin? >> elsewhere a hearing scheduled in washi
showing this rain vancing south to north across west virginia, virginia, the district into maryland. this will be with us from time to time throughout the rest of the day. right now we're in the low and mid-60s. highs only the low 70s. passing showers, maybe even some thunderstorms this afternoon, tonight into tomorrow. some isolated storms mht produce some daming winds. we'll dry out after that. >>> the rain is making for a slippery instrumental music ] [ instrumental music ] four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, heg corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle cde do. >>> good morning, everyone. weather certainly making things difficult this morning. earlier accidents is making the trip to the 14th street bridge has been cleared. north
and were used in crimes last year were sold in just ten states, georgia, florida, virginia, texas, indiana, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina, california, and arizona. now, there's a hearing today about the effort to remove wisconsin district attorney ken kratz from his post, under fire for sending racy text messages to five women. house majority leader steny hoyer not laughing about stephen colbert's testimony on friday. he called it an embarrassment and not appropriate. >>> tax cuts on hold, lawmakers will not vote to extend the bush era tax cuts until after the midterm elections. in an nbc news exclusive this morning, president obama insisted that those tax cuts be extended for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> what we need is tax cuts for the middle class who are struggling and if they get a tax cut, they're likely to spend it, which means that a small business is potentially going to get a customer and we're going to see job growth. so we can't spend $700 billion on a tax cut that is not going to spur job growth. >> republicans are demanding democrats schedule a vote to exten
about the economy with local families in albuquerque, des moines and richmond, virginia. also getting help from another heavy hitting on the campaign trail. emily schmidt has more. >> at the end of september, politics. feels like november. >> you ought to be there for him on election day. >> heavy hitters are campaigning in races that would have been a cinch in the past. democrat barney frank has been in congress for 30 years but this year republicans are threatening to take back control of the hill. >> when we don't have people trying to make things work and trying to obstruct, we can provide the economy this country deserves. >> before they have a right to be angry, they have a right to be disappointed but they still have to make a choice. a referendum is a choice between two candidates. >> bill clinton stumped in two states this weekend. he hit four states he won in the past. >> it means there's no such thing as a state's state for democrats this year. no such thing as a dark blue state. no such thing as a safe slam dunk election. >> both parties are focussed on the economy and who
and were used in crimes last year came from just ten states. georgia, florida, virginia, texas, indiana, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina, california, and arizona. >>> and not everyone was amused by last week's congressional testimony from comedian stephen colbert at a hearing on immigration reform. house majority leader steny hoyer called it inappropriate and a, quote, embarrassment to colbert. >>> and now here's your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,860 after climbing 197 points on friday. the s&p rose 23 points. the nasdaq added 54. >>> taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo, the nikkei rose 131 points while in hong kong, the hang seng jumped 221. >>> with the dow on track for its best september since 1954, the big question is, will this month's surge continue for a fourth straight week? the answer lies with which way this week's economic data swings. on deck investors will get an update on consumer confidence and spending along with updated manufacturing reports and a fresh look at home prices. auto sales data for september
in the carolinas and virginia. two to four impbls of rain possible. here is the computer model for the low country, the carolinas. the white indicating as much six inches of rain total. then we have worries with the tropics. friends who live out west, you saw record-breaking temperatures across parts of the southwest. it's going to be hot again today, so we may see some issues as far as fire dangers. we have some action across northwestern caribbean. matthew is not really there, but we're worried about what could spawn from that and drift towards florida and the east coast. magically popped up. as i gave the obvious cue. this area, this is matthew back through here, which is just going to continue to give folks a lot of thunderstorm activity. then another area of low pressure here which the national hurricane center is thinking this could develop and drift that way. so obviously, all eyes on that for southern florida especially. >> looks like a spirl wheel. >>> want to talk to you about the war in afghanistan. an all out offensive to stop a book from going public about it. we'll tell you details a
and my father from southern virginia. and washington is where they met, married and then had me. so, without the great migration, i wouldn't be here. i don't know who you'd be talking to. so, i've lived with it all my life. i grew up with people from north carolina, south carolina, georgia -- all around me in the neighborhood where i grew up. and i was surrounded by the language, the food, the music, the ambitions, too, of the people who had migrated from the south. a lot of competition about who's child would go to which school, catholic school, the school across the park. so, it's been with me all this time. but i think that, when it comes to the actual writing of a book, it probably started, very likely, after i had gotten out and been a reporter for the "new york times" and started to talk to people in other parts of the country. i was chicago bureau chief for the "new york times." and i would go to chicago. i'd be in cleveland, i'd be in detroit. and i'd begin to hear that there were similar migration experiences that people had. no one talked about it as a migration experience
to pass up. buy an energy star appliance in virginia and you don't have to pay the sales tax. governor mcdonnell declared an emergency star sales tax holiday. the products must cost $2,500 or less and be bought for personal use. >>> a belove independent captiol hill hardware store is celebrating 90 years in business. they plan a week long festivity gala including daily raffles and give aways special bargain prizes, live -- bargain prices and free gas. it started when a cabinet maker was laid off by the navy yard and went in to business for himself. >> hardware stores to me smell so good i don't know what it is. old wood floors an stuff. >> i think that is a topper thing. >> it is lumber, new stuff. we are looking at a respite in the immediate metro area. but don't let you guard down. flood watch until 8:00 tomorrow. show you titan. you can see there is a ton of moisture to the south of us. we have rain to the west. we will look a that in academy is but this is what we are concerned about. what will happen is we will be in the mid until the metro area. heavy back to the west, which is occu
voters as he begins a cross-country trip today. from new mexico to virginia and spaces in between, he's got a packed schedule. live report coming up from our ed henry. >>> well, he was once called bush's brain. karl rove, the man former president bush called the architect is going on the defense again. he reportedly raised millions to attack democrats in the stretch run. is he worried more about the uprising in his own party? we're going to talk about the tea party and a possible gop civil war. >>> up first, though, extreme weather. emergency crews are fearing the total failure of a levee that's been around for 110 years in wisconsin is located along the wisconsin river just south of portage. emergency officials told about 150 residents to get out yesterday fearing that flooding could wash out the only road leading in and out of the area. some people who didn't listen are already cut off. the same storm system overflowed rivers and extremes in southern minnesota. water pouring through dam destroyed more than half of the homes in the small town of hammond. some people who were allowed
of virginia's center for politics to present a special discussion on tho historic and first of their kind presidential debates between vice president richard nixon and then senar john f. kennedy, one of which took place at nbc's washington studio which is now the home of "meet the press" back in our home studio. talk to journalists and staffers who are part of history 50 years ago about what happened behind the scenes and the significance of those debates on our politicalandscape today. all on our webte at mtp.nbc.com. you can follow me on twitter as well for more on that. we'll be off next week for nbc sports coverage of the ryder ♪ [ male announcer ] at ge capital, we're out there every day with clients like jetblue -- financing their fleet, sharing our expertis and working with people who are changing the face of business in america. after 25 years in the aviation business, i kind of feel like if you're not having fun at what you do, then you've t the wrong job. my landing was better than yours. no, it wasn't. yes, it was. was not. yes, it was. what do you thk? take one of the big on
with us today. they lived in west virginia. this military family loves the marine corps and counted a blessing to have live throughout the united states. as you know, general amos is held the title of assistant commandant for the marine corps for the past two years. today we consider his nomination to be commandant, to lead a force of 250,000 active duty and 39,000 reserve marines serving on the frontiers of freedom, fighting in afghanistan, providing humanitarian relief to flood-ravaged pakistan, and practices -- rescuing vessels from pirates off the coast of somalia. join in 19 -- one in a 1946, his father received his wings flying seaplanes. eupepsia most distinguished officer before you here today. i will have you noted growing up with a father who was a navy pilot saw general amos living in memory -- many warm localities, california, florida, and the british west indies. his guidance counselor once wrote his parents that he feared that the general was "destined for a light as a beach bum if he did not turn things around." obviously he did turn things around. he graduated in hig
and virginia. this fall, ayers is targeting swing states like wisconsin and florida hoping to boost the number of gop governors from the current 24. >> by at age ten, were you a staunch republican. >> ayers has always been in a hurry. back in 1992 he tried to persuade his mother not to vote for bill clinton. >> i always believed in individual responsibility. >> at age ten you thought that? >> yeah. i always worked summer jobs. i wanted to buy my own clothes, by own baseball cards. >> he quit college as a 19-year-old freshman to help sonny purchase due the first republican georgian. he plans to leave rga after november. he will be one of hottest republican contenders. >>> has anybody approached you. >> we're focused on 2010. we're going to make a huge difference. the idea is that the rga put ourselves in position to impact who they are going to be deciding on election day is a wonderful opportunity. >> chris: as we said there are now 24 republican governors and ayers hopes to boost that to 30 but the record for the gop is 33 governors and you get the feeling that nick ayers has his eye on that.
wisconsin, iowa and virginia. senator susan collins says an inspector general report reveals the u.s. postal service which wants to raise stamp prices is wasting at least $800 million a year. >> the i.g. found stunning evidence of contract mismanagement at the collapses final waste and excessive executive perks. >> one perk collins cited the government picks up the full cost of health insurance for 835 top postal executives. >>> and congressional quarterly says a party of committees have compromised on what could become the first comprehensive law addressing cyber security but it probably won't pass this year and as i understand it, john, the "new york times" is also reporti ining today that the administration would like to wiretap encrypted communications, it's fascinating, but you have to wonder whether people even understand what it is. >> it is fascinating, i was e-mailing -- you can send blackberry messages or maybe you skype at home, maybe you peer to peer message with your friends at home on facebook what. the administration says it wants is power to wiretap to get wiretap power in ca
one the university of virginia's center for politics to present a special discussion on those historic and first of their kind presidential debates between vice president richard nixon and then senator john f. kennedy, one of which took place at nbc's washington studio which is now the home of "meet the press" back in our home studio. talk to journalists and staffers who are part of history 50 years ago about what happened behind the scenes and the significance of those debates on our political landscape today. all on our website at mtp.nbc.com. you can follow me on twitter as well for more on that. that is all for today. we'll be off next week for nbc sports coverage of the ryder cup golf tournament but back the following week. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press."
, we teamed one the university of virginia's center for politics to present a special discussion on those historic and first of their kind presidential debates between vice president richard nixon and then senator john f. kennedy, one of which took place at nbc's washington studio which is now the home of "meet the press" back in our home studio. talk to journalists and staffers who are part of history 50 years ago about what happened behind the scenes and the significance of those debates on our political landscape today. all on our website at mtp.nbc.com. you can follow me on twitter as well for more on that. we'll be off next week for nbc ♪ [ male announcer ] at ge capital, we're out there every day with clients like jetblue -- financing their fleet, sharing our expertise, and working with people who are changing the face of business in america. after 25 years in the aviation business, i kind of feel like if you're not having fun at what you do, then you've got the wrong job. my landing was better than yours. no, it wasn't. yes, it was. was not. yes, it was. what do you thin
. flood watch in effect in virginia and down across georgia including atlanta where we could see three to six inches of rain easy. real concerned about the flood threat and boston, city metro, philadelphia, rain and atlanta, charlotte and washington, d.c., could reach over an hour and delays in miami and tampa. here's a look at atlanta where it's been raining pretty much all day long. a live picture downtown where it continues to be wet and you're under that flood watch. we do expect to see standing water on roadways in addition to smaller rivers and creeks which go out of their banks, we're also concerned across the appalachians, too, don, that we could see mud slides. big weather news tomorrow in the southeast. >> really. all right. thank you very much. >>> let's check the stories that will be grabbing the headlines in the week ahead from the word of politics to wall street to show business. we start tonight at the white house. >> i'm ed henry at the white house where the president, no surprise, is planning a big campaign swing this week. first new mexico where there's a hot governor
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